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Suspect Sought in Shooting of Ferguson Officer

September 28, 2014 - 8:54pm
Authorities searched on Sunday for a suspect in the shooting of a Ferguson, Mo., police officer the previous night.

In Afghanistan, Cuomo Raises Bar on New York Security

September 28, 2014 - 6:05pm
During a U.S. military-sponsored trip to Afghanistan over the weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged to develop "the most sophisticated homeland defense system ever designed by any state" to protect New York from terrorism originating in the Middle East.

World Leaders Face New Era of Crisis

September 28, 2014 - 5:06pm
World leaders who gathered at the United Nations General Assembly this past week described a new era of crisis that challenges global powers and international borders.

Chelsea Clinton Gives Birth to a Girl

September 28, 2014 - 3:54pm
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gave birth to her first child on Friday: a daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.

Chicago Flight Traffic Recovering

September 28, 2014 - 3:26pm
With federal air-traffic controllers from adjacent Midwest facilities taking over management of flights after a key Chicago center was knocked out of action Friday, airline traffic appeared to be recovering Sunday.

Obama Weighs Insiders as Holder Successor

September 28, 2014 - 3:18pm
A former White House counsel and the current U.S. solicitor general are under serious consideration by President Obama as his pick to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder.

Court to Weigh Donation Ban for Contractors

September 28, 2014 - 2:50pm
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday will consider a fresh challenge to campaign-finance rules, this time a 74-year-old law prohibiting government contractors from making political contributions tied to federal elections.

Pimco CEO Cites 'Overwhelming' Relief

September 28, 2014 - 12:47pm
Pacific Investment Management Co. CEO Douglas Hodge said there is an "overwhelming" sense of relief and excitement at the giant asset manager, following the abrupt departure of bond investor Bill Gross.

Cuomo Travels to Afghanistan

September 28, 2014 - 7:58am
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a covert flight to Afghanistan on Saturday as part of a three-day overseas trip sponsored by the U.S. military, according to his office and a person familiar with the matter.

Flight Cancellations Persist After Fire

September 27, 2014 - 8:27pm
Airlines were struggling Saturday to get back on schedule after a fire Friday morning in a Chicago-area air-traffic control center forced the Federal Aviation Administration to stop all traffic for five hours.

Citizen Hackers Tinker With Medical Devices

September 27, 2014 - 2:27pm
Tech-savvy patients and family members are working with glucose monitors and other medical devices to make them more useful.

U.S. Rethinks Appeal Waivers

September 27, 2014 - 5:34am
In a significant policy shift, federal prosecutors will no longer ask criminal defendants who plead guilty to waive their right to appeal over bad legal advice.

Thousands of Migrants Fail to Report

September 27, 2014 - 5:32am
Thousands of families apprehended for entering the country illegally and then released by U.S. authorities have subsequently failed to report to immigration offices as required.

Measures Grow to Beat School Cheats

September 27, 2014 - 5:28am
A scandal that has enveloped the Atlanta public-school system is transforming how educators across the country are approaching test security.